Intensive Review
of Neurology

October 21 – 25, 2013 • Monday – Friday
Royal Sonesta Hotel • Cambridge, MA



COURSE DESCRIPTION

Neurology is one of the most rapidly changing fields of clinical medicine. Because of the advances in the basic neurosciences and the development of new imaging and other diagnostic studies, modern clinical neurology has undergone a metamorphosis from a largely phenomenologic field to one characterized by intensive therapy based on a rat ional understanding of basic mechanisms of disease and their application to the clinical arena. The educational format for this course is plenary sessions, Q&A and small group discussion with peers.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate new aspects of diagnostics and therapeutics into their care of patients
  • Utilize their knowledge to more effectively diagnose and treat neurological diseases
  • Apply modern neuroimaging studies to the diagnosis of dementia
  • Select the appropriate treatment for a patient with multiple sclerosis
  • Manage the common forms of epilepsy using an array of new anti-epileptic drugs
  • Determine which patients with Parkinson's disease are appropriate for surgical treatment
  • Recognize the important cardiac manifestations of neurological illness
  • Utilize pharmacologic and non-pharmologic treatments for the common headache syndromes
  • Diagnose the most important diseases of the peripheral nervous system and initiate appropriate therapy
  • Identify and treat the major infectious diseases of the nervous system
  • Manage the most prevalent form of sleep disturbance

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Neurosurgeons, Internists.

ACCREDITATION

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 29.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 29.50 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE*

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
7:00 - 8:00 Registration
8:00 - 8:05 Introduction
Martin Samuels, MD
8:05 - 9:00 Attention and Frontal Lobe Diseases
Kirk Daffner, MD
9:00 - 9:45 Differential Diagnosis of Dementia
Gad Marshall, MD
9:45 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:00 Issues in Women's Neurology
M. Angela O'Neal, MD
11:00 - 12:00 Neurocardiology
Martin Samuels, MD
1:30 - 2:15 Parkinsonism
Lewis Sudarsky, MD
2:15 - 3:15 Hyperkinetic Movements
Edison Miyawaki, MD
3:15 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 4:30 Non-pharmacologic Rx of Movement Disorders
Michael Hayes, MD
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013
8:00 - 8:45 Neuropathies and Motor Neuron Disease
Anthony Amato, MD
8:45 - 9:30 Myopathies
Steve Greenberg, MD
9:30 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 10:45 N-M Junction Disorders
Mohammad Salajegheh, MD
10:45 - 11:30 Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
James Stankiewicz, MD
1:00 - 1:45 The Clinical Stroke Syndrome
Steven Feske, MD
1:45 - 2:30 Stroke Prevention
Farzaneh Sorond, MD
2:30 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:00 Acute Stroke Treatment
Galen Henderson, MD
4:00 - 5:00 Neuro-hematology
Martin Samuels, MD
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
8:00 - 8:45 Update in Diagnosis of Epilepsy
Barbara Dworetzky, MD
8:45 - 9:30 Pharmacological Treatment of Epilepsy
Tracey Milligan, MD
9:30 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 10:45 Non-pharmacologic Rx of Epilepsy
Ellen Bubrick, MD
10:45 - 11:30 Status Epilepticus
Jong Woo Lee, MD
1:00 - 1:45 Meet the Professor: Problematical Epilepsy Cases
Page Pennell, MD
1:45 - 2:30 Causes and Treatment of Dementia
Reisa Sperling, MD
2:30 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:00 Neuro-infectious Disease Emergencies
Jennifer Lyons, MD
4:00 - 5:00 Disorders of Consciousness
Martin Samuels, MD
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013
8:00 - 8:45 Primary Brain Tumors
Andrew Norden, MD
8:45 - 9:30 Neurological Complications of Cancer
Eudocia Quant Lee, MD
9:30 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 10:45 Visual Disturbances
Sashank Prasad, MD
10:45 - 11:30 Eye Movement Disorders
Don Bienfang, MD
1:00 - 1:45 Imaging in Neurologic Diseases
Joshua Klein, MD
1:45 - 2:30 Neurology of Alcohol
Michael Charness, MD
2:30 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:45 Sleep Neurology
Jeffrey T. Liou, MD
3:45 - 5:00 Neuro-rheumatology
Shahram Khoshbin, MD
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013
8:00 - 9:00 Dizziness
Martin Samuels, MD
9:00 - 10:00 Autism Spectrum: Some Reflections
David Dawson, MD
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:15 Ethical Dilemmas in Neurology
Thomas Cochrane, MD
11:15 - 12:00 Headache
Elizabeth Loder, MD
12:00 Adjourn

*Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION



Course Number #331205

Tuition Fee - $1,000 (USD).
Reduced Fee for Residents, Fellows in Training and Allied Health Professionals - $800 (USD).

PAYMENT INFORMATION

All foreign payments must be made by a draft on a United States Bank or by Visa or MasterCard.

If paying by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Harvard Medical School and mail with registration form to Harvard Medical School - Department of Continuing Education, PO Box 417476, Boston, MA 02241-7476. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted.

If paying by credit card, please register online.

Telephone, fax or mail-in registration with credit card payment is not accepted.

Inquiries should be directed to the above address, made by phone: (617) 384‑8600, Monday ‑ Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM (EST), or by email: hms‑cme@hms.harvard.edu

Upon receipt of your registration form an email confirmation from the HMS-DCE office will be sent to you. Therefore, be sure to include an email address that you check daily/frequently. Your email address is used for critical information about the course including: registration confirmation, course evaluation and certificate.

ACGME COMPETENCIES

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:

  • Patient care and Medical knowledge

DISCLOSURE POLICY

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

TUITION REFUND POLICY

A handling fee of $60 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or fax one week prior to this activity. No refunds will be made thereafter.

COURSE LOCATION

All sessions for this activity will be held at Royal Sonesta Hotel, 5 Cambridge Parkway, Cambridge MA 02142.

ACCOMMODATIONS

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge MA (Telephone: 617-806-4255) until September 23, 2013. Please specify that you are enrolled in this activity to receive a reduced room rate of $289 per night.

TRAVEL

Please do not purchase non-refundable airline ticket(s) until you have received an email from our office confirming your paid registration. For airline reservations contact the HMS Travel Desk toll free 1-877-4-HARVMD (1-877-442-7863) Monday - Friday 9 AM - 8 PM (EST). From outside the U.S., Canada and Virgin Islands, please call 617-559-3764.



Course #331205





Offered by

Department of Neurology

Course Director
Martin A. Samuels, MD

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FACULTY

A. AMATO, MD

D. BIENFANG, MD

E. BUBRICK, MD

M. CHARNESS, MD

T. COCHRANE, MD

K. DAFFNER, MD

D. DAWSON, MD

B. DWORETZKY, MD

S. FESKE, MD

S. GREENBERG, MD

M. HAYES, MD

G. HENDERSON, MD

S. KHOSHBIN, MD

J. KLEIN, MD

E. LEE, MD

J. LEE, MD

J. LIOU, MD

J. LYONS, MD

E. LODER, MD

G. MARSHALL, MD

T. MILLIGAN, MD

E. MIYAWAKI, MD

A. NORDEN, MD

M. O'NEAL, MD

P. PENNELL, MD

S. PRASAD, MD

M. SALAJEGHEH, MD

M. SAMUELS, MD

R. SPERLING, MD

J. STANKIEWICZ, MD

F. SOROND, MD

L. SUDARSKY, MD


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